October 10, 2019
Welcome to this week's AAP Medianet, featuring notable career moves and publication changes in the media industry, the Editor's pick for news release of the week and upcoming events. To keep with movements as they happen, follow @aapmedianet.
This Week's Media Movements
The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age will be welcoming four recruits to their Canberra bureau:
Channel 10's MasterChef Australia announces new judges
Replacing George Calombaris, Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan next year are Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen.
Charlotte Valente has been appointed chief marketing officer at Seven West Media
Charlotte joins from Big Red Group, where she was the general manager of B2B.
Paul Merrill has departed from Bauer Media Australia after six years with the publisher
Paul was the editor-in-chief of 14 magazines, including Take 5 and Empire, and has left to pursue new opportunities.
Grant Denyer and Yvie Jones will be returning to Southern Cross Austereo
Grant and Yvie will be presenting HIT Summer Breakfast on the Hit Network for two weeks starting 9th December.
Scott Couchman is now the mornings’ host and operations manager at Hit 90.9 on the Gold Coast
Scott will be swapping time slots with Bella Frizza, who is now the afternoons' presenter.
Matt Doran will be joining Weekend Sunrise as a new host
Matt is replacing Basil Zempilas who wraps up his time on the program on the 12th October.
Strong Fitness Magazine Australia has launched its first edition
Strong Fitness Magazine Australia published their first issue last week, after its success in the US and Canada.
Good Food has launched its new monthly magazine
Good Food magazine will be available on the first Friday of each month as a supplement in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
2GB’s Ben Fordham Live program will now air during 4BC’s drive shift
Ben Fordham Live will be broadcasted on the Brisbane network every Monday at 2pm-5pm (AEST).
Perth Wildcats' Rhys Vague has joined 96FM Perth as their new sports reporter
Rhys will report on all the latest basketball news and insights for Botica’s Bunch for Breakfast program.
Breakfast duo, Alana McLean and Robbie Klitzing, will be relocating to Melbourne
RED FM’s two Breakfast presenters have decided to leave after two and a half years with the program. Robbie will be joining Gold 104.3 as a content assistant.
The Dave Noonan Show has been cancelled on Triple M Hobart
After 25 years of broadcasting, the last Dave Noonan Show will air on the 11th October.
SCA will be rebranding two radio networks under the Triple M and Hit Network
92.5 Gold FM will become Goldie’s 92.5 and 101.3 Sea will be Central Coast’s Hit101.3.
RMIT University’s The Swanston Gazette launches its first print edition
The university’s journalism society has released the publication’s first hard copy issue which is now available on campus.